Owen Youngman

Professor and Knight Chair in Digital Media Strategy

Youngman, a former Senior Vice President for Strategy and Development at the Chicago Tribune, is a pioneer in news website development, having created chicagotribune.com. He also directed the launch of RedEye, the Tribune’s daily for young urban commuters. In addition, Youngman was Associoate Managing Editor/Financial News and Managing Editor/Features in a 37-year career at the Tribune.


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Projects Owen Youngman has worked on.

The News Leaders Project Sustaining the Business of Local Journalism

Medill is conducting in-depth interviews with media industry figures and thought leaders to uncover financial innovations that can sustain local media during this turbulent time. The aim: To empower local news organizations with new possibilities. This research will be integrated with the Local News Initiative’s other work to ensure maximum impact.